Village Council Approves $60.5 Million PFAS Funding Ordinance
At the Village Council Public Meeting, of February 8, 2023, the Mayor and Council unanimously approved two bond ordinances to fund the next phases of the PFAS Treatment Master Plan. The companion funding ordinances of $42 million and $18.5 million will facilitate borrowing through the New Jersey Infrastructure Bank for the four largest PFAS treatment facilities and the associated raw water mains to connect satellite wells to each treatment facility. These treatment facilities, producing upwards of 11.5 million gallons per day of PFOA and PFOS free water, will be located in Wyckoff, Midland Park and Glen Rock. A total of 10.4 miles of raw water main will be constructed to connect offsite wells to each treatment facility, raising the total amount of wells treated at all four facilities to thirty three. Ridgewood Water currently has PFAS treatment online for seven wells and will be adding an eighth well this summer.